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Feb 9, 2012

Shooting victim and suspect both in hospital

A shooting victim and the suspected gunman are both hospitalized tonight after an incident in Santa Elena on Wednesday. A sixteen year old minor was shot on a basketball court and while police were taking the youth the hospital, eighteen year old Blake Bradley was spotted riding away, with what looked like a gun sticking out of his backpack. Bradley was detained, but he did not surrender easily. The cops claim they had to knock him off his bike and eventually shot him in the leg before they could take him in. Raphael Martinez, the Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of gave News Five the details of how the incident unfolded.

Raphael Martinez, Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Police

“Last night just around seven-forty, police visited the Carmen Street area near the basketball court where they saw a sixteen year old minor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the lower back. So upon transporting this young man to the San Ignacio Hospital, police encountered a young man riding a bicycle with a knapsack on his back. Protruding out of this knapsack, appeared to have been the barrel of a gun. So police attempted to stop him but he sped off. So in the process of apprehending this young man, he fell off his bicycle and upon getting, up he reached into his knapsack which we later found out had in a sixteen gauge shotgun. So police shot him in the right leg. They then took him to the San Ignacio hospital where he remains at this point. Police are still looking for three other guys in connection with this shooting and his not been ascertained as yet whether or not this shotgun was involved in this shooting.”

Delahnie Bain

Raphael Martinez

“But there were expended shells recovered from the scene at the basketball court?”

Raphael Martinez

“Police recovered three expended sixteen gauge cartridges from that scene.”

Delahnie Bain

“And the weapon from the other young man was a sixteen gauge shotgun right?”

Raphael Martinez

“Yes.”

Delahnie Bain

“Has it been decided as yet if he will face charges?”

Raphael Martinez

“I was told that as soon as he has recovered fully he will be facing charges indeed and one of them at least will definitely be keeping a prohibited firearm and unlicensed ammunition.”

Bradley, a resident of the Branch Mouth area, is under police guard at the San Ignacio Hospital.

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1 Response for “Shooting victim and suspect both in hospital”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    THE POLICE DID A GOOD JOB…very good job. Anywhere else HE WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOT DEAD.

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